Emma Stone (25) – It’s all kinds of awesome that you’re gonna have so many more years of cranking out quality material and I’m hoping “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is every bit as fun as its predecessor.
Ethan Hawke (43) – Say it with me – more “Before Midnight” and way, way less “Getaway.”
Rebecca Romijin (41) – It may not seem like it at the moment, but the more I’m seeing of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has me thinking you may not regret missing out on being one of the few cast members not returning for this one.
Thandie Newton (41) – Here’s hoping that your new show “Grace” continues moving along as you deserve to be able to have a show of your own.
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George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) with Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss, background left) in “W.”
In “W.,” Oliver Stone paints a portrait of President George W. Bush that is at times mocking, sympathetic, dynamic and revealing, but always entertaining.
Josh Brolin (“No Country For Old Men”) deserves a lot of the credit and his performance as the titular character should merit a Best Actor nomination. Stone starts and ends the film with Bush alone in a deserted baseball stadium, almost suggesting that for Bush — this is the one arena in life he’s happiest.
Through a series of flashbacks, Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser show Bush as a free-spirited, privileged never-do-well stuck in his father George Bush’s (James Cromwell, “24”) shadow who consistently tells W that he is disappointed in him.
After one of W’s drunken escapades, Bush Sr. chews him with one of the film’s best lines asking “What do you think you are? A Kennedy?” Continue Reading